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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday october 17th. tam is off. jeanette reyes joins us. >> we're following breaking news this morning. a fire forces people from their apartment building as firefighters rush to rescue at least one person. >> tough talk. senator john mccain uses the liberty medal spotlight in philadelphia to warn americans of what he called national
bundle up. it's the coldest morning we've experienced this fall and there's even a frost advisory in some areas. >> david and karen, what are we going to do about this. >> yeah, temperatures considerably colder than yesterday. >> man, she sure are and getting down into the 30's in some neighborhoods in fact. let's get you to the weather center. you can see the cloud cover from yesterday is off the coast so shades will be appropriate this morning. and so will probably a coat. in reading we have dipped to 39 degrees, same thing in lancaster, 38 now in wilmington and down to 40 in allentown and we'll almost certainly dip from there. 39 trees in trenton and philadelphia is down to 42 so everybody really chilling at this point and it looks like it stays cool. 41 degrees by 7 o'clock in philadelphia, 53 by noon. notice all the sunshine and your high today is just 61 degrees at 3 o'clock. now, it's not going to be as windy as it was yesterday but obviously it will be every bit as chilly as we go through the afternoon. for the kids on the bus stop obviously it's a decent coat, 36 is what they'll be
experiencing in some outlying suburbs and down to 41 in philadelphia and in addition of course we still have that frost advisory across the region. it still is in the northern and western suburbs as we talked yesterday. in fact it's been extended down through berks county and in through northwestern chester county, northern montgomery county and bucks county. then we've also added those rural pine barren related counties in south jersey so potted plants in if you haven't done that already. karen, we've got a warmup as soon as tomorrow afternoon and that continues into the weekend. i'll have details coming up from accuweather. >> dave, this is a good part of the morning because construction crews are packing up heading home. lanes are opening. we're looking live at the schuylkill under 30th street. we had construction creating a bit of a slow go westbound the right lane is blocked but that has left the scene and traffic is moving a lot better on the schuylkill. there's no overnight construction scheduled at all this week in the overnight hours on the vine street expressway so we could see westbound, eastbound moving just fine on the vine. schuylkill expressway we also had construction near conshohocken. that has cleared and i-95 we
had it northbound near the blue route, girard and the betsy ross bridge and all those construction crews have left as well. looking outside live on 422 near first avenue, we had crews here and they have since cleared the scene. they'll return again at 7 o'clock tonight with that construction on 422, matt. >> thank you, karen. breaking overnight, fire injured at least one person in an apartment building in south jersey. dozens of others were forced from their apartments as firefighters worked to put it out. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live where the flames broke out along cooper landing road in cherry hill. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, one occupant was taken to the hospital overnight for smoke inhalation. no firefighters were injured. residents have since been allowed to return home at this amount complex after this overnight fire. but i want to get straight to this viewer video so you can get an idea of the flames that happened overnight. the fire broke out on the fifth floor of a six floor building at 11:45 last night at the colonials apartment
west building on the 800 block of cooper landing road in cherry hill. the cherry hill fire department and mutual aid companies responded. when police and fire crews got here they started going door to door telling residents they had to get out. several apartments were damaged in this fire. residents say inside the building was smoky. when they got out they saw the flames on the upper floors. at first, residents thought it might be a false alarm but soon realized this was a real emergency. >> i heard the knock on my door saying hey, get out and they were like -- i was like okay, this is real. >> we got the dogs out. they were outside thank god but our apartment did have a a lot of smoke in it. >> it was so bad, too bad. fire was coming out of the balcony. >> reporter: and that fire was placed under control around 12:30 this morning. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. we're live in cherry hill, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thank you, katherine. thick smoke and flames damaged a house in west philadelphia.
this fire broke out at 57th and chestnut streets just after 11:00 last night. crews made sure everyone made it out safely. no injuries have been reported. >> 5:05 and jb kelly elementary school in philadelphia's germantown section is closed for another day as crews work to get rid of mold there. classes were first canceled last thursday when traces of mold were found in several classrooms. the school district says kelly will reopen tomorrow. and most students will also return to school after a mold outbreak in the monroe township school district in south jersey. the news comes after the superintendent there got a final air quality inspection report. students at whitehall elementary school will return on wednesday. >> senator john mccain says he is humbled by receiving the liberty medal. thousands of people gathered at the national constitution center to see the republican honored by his friend, former vice president joe biden. biden recalled mccain's extreme heroism and lifetime of service, how he spent more than two decades in the
military and five and a half years as a prisoner of war. mccain gave a passionate speech and issued a warning against nationalism. >> to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. [cheers and applause] >> mcgain has clashed with president trump over republicans repeated attempts to repeal and replace the affordable care act. he voted against the repeal bill twice. mccain revealed in july that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer is that still receiving treatment. you can watch the entire liberty medal presentation honoring senator mccain this weekend. outer loop special broadcast airs on sunday at 1:00 p.m. on 6abc. >> new this morning, philadelphia is making the final push to try and convince
amazon to build its second headquarters here. the deadline for cities to submit their proposals is thursday. city officials including mayor jim kenney have taken to social media highlighting the city's positives using the #philly delivers. yesterday city officials released a video to show that philadelphia is a prime location close to both new york and washington, d.c. new jersey governor chris christie is also trying to entice amazon offering the company $7 billion in tax incentives. >> it would be great if it somehow managed to come here, one of the three states in our region. >> yes uh-huh, yeah, economically it would be. as we take a look outside we have clear skies over center city and plenty of sunshine on the way so get ready with those shades but also grab that slightly heavier jacket this morning because for awhile we're going to start out on the chilly side. 42 degrees currently in philadelphia but a lot of
spots now dipping down into the 30's. 39 degrees in trenton, 38 in wilmington, 39 degrees in reading and lancaster and 42 in millville. this is the chilliest start that we've had since last may, so you'll feel it as you step outside. at least it's not all that windy and our highways and byways obviously there's very little cloud cover out there. so, shades will be important. up in the lehigh valley today, after we get done with this chilly start in the upper 30's, lots of sun and still cool this afternoon with a high of 61. not as windy as yesterday. and at the shore mostly sunny, chilly, 62 is the high on the boards. and in areas close to the water and in philadelphia not much of a difference. lots of sun, cool today with a high only getting to about 61 degrees. and winds on the lighter side five to 10 miles per hour, not as blustery as what we experienced yesterday. overnight tonight it won't be quite as cool but still on the chilly side with clear skies, 46 in philadelphia, and some outlying suburbs getting down to about 40. again winds late tonight and then later tonight when adam and cecily are on the air you can see how those temperatures will be cool, maybe not quite
as bad as last night and as we zip into wednesday morning, possible that we get down into the upper 30's in some spots but probably a few degrees better tomorrow morning than what we're going to wind up experiencing this morning. on wednesday afternoon, after that chilly start, we wind up rebounding. high pressure slowly starts to pass us. we get more of a westerly and southwesterly flow. 72-degree high tomorrow afternoon and from there the temperatures inch up as we head into the weekend. your seven-day from accuweather today's high a cool 61, lots of sun, not as windy as yesterday and then tomorrow, chill to start out but mostly sunny and milder in the afternoon with that high of 72. then thursday sunny and nice, 73. friday lots of sun and pleasant, 74. and heading into the weekend, the beat goes on. mostly sunny and warm on saturday with a high of 74. and sunday pleasantly warm, 77 degrees. not a bad high for that final union game at talen energy stadium in chester. then on monday of course the eagles are home for monday night football and we're going to take out the chance of a
shower. looks like a nice afternoon with a high of 75 and probably slipping into the 60's during the game but milder than it could have been this time of year. >> you got that right. thank you david. 5:10 now. new research will once again ignite debate over what age children should be playing tackle football. it warns of long term effects depending on a child's age. >> tragedy at an ice cream shop in alabama. how a young girl is being remembered after falling into a grease pit. >> strangers rush to save a couple whose car ended up under a tanker truck that was on fire. karen. >> schuylkill looking pretty good at the conshohocken curve now that that construction has cleared. we'll take you to bucks county and check i-95 coming up next.
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extension northbound past lansdale construction crews are blocking the left lane but we're seeing speeds of about 66 miles an hour so it's not impacting your speeds right now. in haddon heights we had construction here on 295 southbound that has cleared. but in mag noelleial construction on route 30 near warwick road is going to block two lanes and this looks to stay out here until about 9 o'clock this morning so that's going to be through the morning rush you'll be dealing with two lanes blocked here on the white horse pike so that's a bit of an issue. let's look at the 24 hour temperature change. how about this? it's 22 degrees colder in the lehigh valley than it was at this point yesterday. 19 degrees colder in the city, 27, 29 degrees colder in toms river. it's considerably colder this morning as you step outside. you're going to feel the difference. kind of frosty out there. 35 degrees in bethlehem and pottstown. 38 in long wood. 42 ins is that the how about the suburbs in new jersey? 39 in browns mills and vineland 43 in dover delaware.
only staying in the low 60's today t-matt. >> thanks karen. firefighters continue to gain control of several wildfires burning in northern california. the weather is helping as the gusty winds that have been flaming the fires are starting to die down, plus rain is expected later this week. more people are able to return home to assess the damage now that evacuation orders are being lifted. 41 people have died in the fires including a water tank driver who was killed in a crash. it was the first fighting death in this now week long firestorm. officials say 88 people are still unaccounted for. >> and this is just a heartbreaking story. a three-year-old girl died after falling into a grease pit in alabama. it happened at an ice cream shop in auburn on saturday. authorities say sadie andrews fell through a tunnel and fell 6 feet into a container. she was stuck tour several minutes before being found unresponsive. >> we totally understand and recognize the fact that god
loaned her to us. she wasn't ours, we dedicated her to the lord. and it doesn't make that any easier. >> her death was ruled an accidental drowning. and dramatic new video shows strangers rushing to save a couple trapped under a burning tanker truck in new york. take a look at this. the crash happened along route 17 in goshen on sunday afternoon. state police say a tire blew on carmen and alejandro rivera's subaru. the out of control car slid under a tanker and caught fire. several people who witnessed the crash ran across the highway to help the couple. they are now recovering in the hospital. >> the flyers are gearing up for tonight's home game against the florida panthers. the team three and two on the season hit the ice at 7:00 at the wells fargo center. center joel embiid will play in the sixers opener tomorrow night in the d.c. but he may not play a lot. embiid was back at practice
yesterday. he missed sunday's workout due to a sprained ankle and knee rehab. coach brown says the big man will be on a time restriction for the big opener likely less than 20 minutes. embiid says he will lobby for more playing time. eagles quarterback carson wentz has the top selling jersey in the entire nfl. jersey report from dick's sporting goods tracks the sales. wentz who had a stellar prime time performance on thursday night football moved up from number two last week, that number two position is now held by patriots quarterback tom brady. >> oh. >> ♪ paulsboro's a very proud community.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> and your favorite, a bumble bee with the honeycomb. >> it never comes out that way. >> no. >> mine looks worse than the kids. those are amazing. all right, let's take you -- >> you do need some talent. >> thank you matt o'donnell. let's take a look outside in bensalem bucks county. this is route one at the pennsylvania turnpike. southbound traffic is on your right headed towards woodhaven road. clear but the turnpike commission is warning that there could be delays getting on the turnpike here at bensalem because of a bridge inspection that's going to last until 7 o'clock. so, be careful about that if you're heading towards the turnpike. just popped up here montgomery township on county line road. other than that dave accident-wise we've been pretty quiet. >> allall right, karen, pretty chilly across the big board. some areas in the upper 30's right now. by 7 o'clock philadelphia well expect to be close to that at 41 and by noon still cool, 53. notice how we have lots of sunshine today. not as much wind as yesterday but every bit as chilly.
61 degrees is going to be your high at 3 o'clock this afternoon. might even hold off until about 4:00 and then by 7 o'clock your back down to 54 degrees. if you're headed out of town maybe to someplace a little bit warmer looks like all green aircraft on the big board at the airport and right now we have a few clouds in chicago orlando and atlanta. >> more concerns about the long term impact playing tackle football can have on young children. a study by researchers at boston university found children who played tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life. it even tripled their chances of suffering from depression when they were older. the study stopped short though of recommending policy or rule changes for youth football saying more research is needed. and as part of breast cancer awareness month, "action news" wants to help you beat the odds against the deadly disease. this afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00 on "action news" we'll
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more drone flight plans are reviewed before takeoff. and it's not just commercial planes. federal safety officials are now looking into an incident from last month when a drone hit the wing of an army helicopter that was flying security for a meeting for the united nations. and we'll have more on drones coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma" first look, i'm geo benitez, abc news, new york. >> ♪ my day starts well before
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not for us. >> ♪ >> welcome back and happy tuesday. we're taking a live look here at city hall. it is cold outside. for me it's freezing but it is the coldest night we've seen and morning we've seen so far this season. your temperature right now 42 degrees and your time 5:26. matt, it is chilly. >> it is. time for the morning buzz. we are waiting word on weather ed sheeran will have to reschedule some of his upcoming concerts. the british singer broke his arm yesterday. he went on instagram and told his fans he was hit by a car while riding his bike. sheeran is seen her with a cast on his arm. he's waiting to hear from doctors to see if it will affect his upcoming shows. we'll find out. google paying tribute to the late singer selena. selena released her first
studio album on this day in 1989. an obsessed fan murdered selena in 1995 when she was just 23 years old. it was the first perfect score on "dancing with the stars" this season. jordan fisher and lindsey arnold scored 30 out of 30. jordan fisher -- yeah, that's what i just said, right? despite the fact it was disney night it was not a fairytale ending for another couple tasha peters and check in gleb gleb -- gleb savchenko. >> thank you, matt. >> angry gamblers details about what shut down slot machines at a local casino. plus, a community comes together to remember two young children in wilmington as their mother sits in jail. and we continue to follow breaking news. a fire inside an apartment forces people onto the street in cherry hill. hear from those residents. those stories and more when "action news" continues. >> ♪
>> brakeing breaking on "action news" flames on a fifth floor of an apartment building injures one person and forces evacuations. >> a tragic discovery in delaware. two boys are found dead in a home and police suspect the mother is to blame. >> it's a chilly start across the delaware and lehigh valleys. some of the northernmost suburbs could be waking up to frost. good morning, it's 5:30 on this tuesday october 17. tam is off. jeanette reyes joins us. >> let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. why is it so cold out guys. >> it's fall, right? we have forgotten it because we've been dealing with summer for so long. >> i got a few people on twitter saying i'm ready for the cool temperatures because it really hasn't felt like autumn all that much. you've got clear skies. you can see the clouds from yesterday scooting off the coast and it does look like we'll wind up with plenty of sunshine so get those shades ready and get a coat going, too. 42 degrees in philadelphia right now, allentown still holding i don't and to 40. i don't know if they're going to win the